Volunteer with the Methow Conservancy!

The Methow Conservancy began as a volunteer organization and to this day supporters who donate their time and skills are essential to our conservation and education efforts!

Our volunteer projects are updated regularly on our page on Volunteer Methow.  Browse tasks and register there, or contact us anytime.

The Featured Activity this month is:
Building Bird Habitat in the Methow Wildlife Area
Saturday, March 31, 9am

bluebird_kiesauThis will be our first in-the-field volunteer work party for the season! Just in time for bird breeding and nesting season, we are teaming up with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) to give native birds more places to raise young. We need your help to install wooden bird-boxes for our local cavity-nesting species on the WDFW “Methow Wildlife Area” land near Winthrop and Twisp. We’ll have boxes for Western bluebirds and other songbirds, plus bigger boxes for kestrels, owls, and ducks such as wood ducks, mergansers, goldeneyes and more.

We'll provide the boxes and other equipment, and there’s no experience necessary. Some areas will be accessed via car and are not strenuous, and other areas may require more physical ability. We will place experienced volunteers in different small groups, and we can put you where your physical ability suits you. Each team will have a trained leader.


If you would like to be included in volunteer update emails (sent about once a month), contact Mary at mary@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870.

Ongoing, our primary volunteer opportunities fall into the following categories:

Weeds & Native Plants table at the Farmer's Market.

Education: Love to teach and interact with people?  Assist with our 4th grade “schoolyard science” during the school year; help with our noxious weed booth at the Farmers’ Market; co-lead free flower, bird or weed walks in the spring; public events and more!

Field Work: Want to be outside and get dirty?  Restoration and stewardship activities fill our spring-fall schedule – join us to improve habitat on conservation easements and public land!  Pull barbed wire and weeds, collect native seeds and plant trees; maintain the small public garden next to our office, and much more!  We’ll hold regular work parties April-Oct!

Odds & Ends: all the other office stuff that we always need help with: posting posters; prepare mailings; graphic design, create a new display about our work, filing and archiving; writing, editing and proofreading (we are about to revise and reprint our Good Neighbor Handbook!); we’ve got it all and much of it can be done at home!

ALSO, we welcome high school students for summer internships, community service work anytime or senior projects.

Click here to read about the Conservation Awards given to Methow Conservancy volunteers.

315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870